Father Kevin joined us for our assembly this morning and focused on our school values.
We talked about how everyone is talented at something. We all have different gifts and skills, and sometimes the things that we do surprises others. Father Kevin told the children a story about Saul. Saul was not very good at his role. He did not listen and did not follow the advice given to him.
His friend, Samuel, was much more gifted.
Samuel was given a task of searching for someone who would be a suitable King. Samuel went on his donkey to meet a family. In this family there were six sons. He met the first son who was the strongest and the tallest. Samuel thought that he would be the perfect man for the job. God spoke to Samuel and disagreed, but he did not give a reason. Samuel continued to suggest one of the brothers, but a God disagreed with them all.
Samuel was really confused. He spoke to the family and asked if there were any other members. The father explained that he did have another son called David.
God spoke to Samuel and told him that David would be the best King. He was the smallest of all and he lacked confidence. God knew that although David seemed shy and he wasn't as brave as his older brothers, on the inside, he was perfect for the job. God taught Samuel that it is important to focus on what makes everyone special. Father Kevin reminded us that we need to see people as God would see them, rather than focussing on their exterior appearance.
Father Kevin then asked the children to put their hands together and close their eyes for a prayer.
We know that you have made us all so differently but each of us are equal to you. We ask you to help us show love to one another and to focus on what makes us all a part of Gods family. We are all good at something, but it is important to remember that we are all special and are all part of our St John's family.
Miss Simpson finished our assembly by discussing how we all follow our St. John's values and today we are looking for children who demonstrate our value of togetherness, making sure everyone is involved and made to feel special.